BI Chinese Station reported on April 8
Business Insider technology journalist Shona Ghosh wrote on the weekend that she recently abandoned her 10-year Android system and turned to the iPhone.
In her opinion, Face ID and security design are huge advantages of the iPhone, but new features such as Force Touch are also confusing for new users. In addition, migrating data between iOS and Android devices is also very troublesome.
However, she does not regret switching to iPhone.
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For a long time, I have been a loyal Android user, using HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy S3, Moto G and the latest Huawei P9.
However, the Android journey is now over. In January of this year, I switched to iPhone X. You can use this $1000 phone to do the job well.
Here are my findings so far:
I purchased the iPhone X through an upgrade discount, which is cheaper than buying through an operator.
In my opinion, when you change your mobile phone, you need to sign a two-year contract with the operator. This is crazy. You got a new phone, but it was locked in expensive contracts. This is unfavorable in the long run.
However, spending $1,000 for a new mobile phone is also not cheap.
Fortunately, Apple offers a solution. You can pay in monthly installments and get an iPhone X with no lock. This means that you will not be bound in the contract. If you can pay $1,000 in 20 months or less, your cell phone is yours. In this process, you don't have to pay a few hundred dollars more to the operator.
I wrote about the value of the upgrade plan in December. One month later, I did what I said. However, note that you must pay your monthly bills on time and keep your phone in good condition. But overall, this is a viable way to help you buy a powerful device.
Face ID changed my shopping method
Face ID is Apple's facial recognition system. When you pick up the phone, you can use this system to unlock the phone. This is cool, but it is not yet the most useful feature of Face ID.
When using iPhone X, you can use Face ID to verify your identity and make payments. This is a great innovation. You can download apps faster or log in to your mobile banking. Even after using the phone for a few months, this feature still surprised me.
I don't think I'm "fruit powder", but on Android phones, I have never experienced such a sense of future. This is true innovation for increasingly homogenized smartphones. This is also very convenient when I'm skiing, because I don't have to bother trying to enter my password.
Force Touch and 3D Touch are confusing
iPhone X came with a simple manual when it came out of the box. However, this does not really explain how the phone should be used. I had to consult senior iPhone users how to take screenshots and search on web pages because these basic functions are different from Android phones.
The most difficult to figure out is Force Touch and 3D Touch. The iPhone X's screen is pressure sensitive and the device will provide different features based on your touch dynamics. For example, if you press an unread email in your inbox, a preview of the email will appear. If you keep pressing, the mail will open.
On iPhone X, Force Touch and 3D Touch have many uses, but I'm too lazy to try and understand. This kind of function is confusing and Apple did not give proper explanation. It should not be the user himself who is trying to figure out how Force Touch and 3D Touch differ from Google's systems. After all, Apple's biggest word of mouth is the ease of use of the product.
Restoring WhatsApp and Google Accounts is like a nightmare
No matter how Apple tells you how easy it is to import contacts from the Android system to the iPhone, my experience is not.
Like many people, I use mobile phones at work and in my life. I need to manage multiple Gmail and Google Drive accounts on my mobile phone, and, more importantly, my work and personal contacts, but also ensure that there are no duplicate entries. This is difficult. In the end, I imported the address book from the Gmail mailbox that kept the details of my work and personal contacts, but I still lost some of the numbers in the process. This is a lot of trouble, but it cannot be solved.
The biggest problem is moving from WhatsApp for Android to iOS. If you use the Android platform and switch to a new Android phone, you can back up your WhatsApp chat history to Google Drive and then restore it on your new phone. The same is true for migrations between different iPhones. You can back up your chats to iCloud.
However, if you do a cross-platform upgrade, you cannot do this. I found that Android users cannot use Google Drive to recover WhatsApp's chat history on the iPhone.
No one turned off the iPhone, which surprised me
When using an Android phone, I usually set an alarm in the clock app and then turn off the phone before going to bed.
However, my colleagues at Business Insider rarely do this. Most of my colleagues use the iPhone and use the phone as an alarm clock.
If you shut down, the iPhone's alarm will not ring at all. This is completely different from my habits for many years.
I don't like this design because the lit screen in the bedroom can affect sleep, and I don't like the first thing in the morning is to pick up the phone to see Twitter. If the phone is off, I'm more likely to continue my morning break.
Small troubles do not affect additional security advantages
I previously insisted on using the Android platform mainly because of "paranoid." I have been engaged in science and technology reports for 10 years. Although iOS is not without security issues, but how bad is the security of Android system, we have seen many alarming news.
Some of Google’s information security decisions may be reasonable, but the company is not good at explaining why. For example, Android may still collect user's location information when the GPS is turned off.
In most cases, if you use two-step verification and strong passwords, it is certainly safe. However, Apple's Face ID means that you don't have to bother with passwords.
In addition, Apple's stricter security design makes me feel that my information is not at risk.
Finally, this is a beautiful mobile phone.
I will continue to use the iPhone until Android resolves fragmentation and information security issues and provides similar customer service to Apple.